Singers wanted for pop-up charity music event

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A 12-week pop-up music project which will culminate in 40 women performing in a charity fundraising concert at the Broadway Theatre gets under way this month.

Sing for Life 2016, follows a similar and successful venture two years ago and will once again be supporting Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice , which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Having opened a fantastic new state-of- the-art facility last July at a cost of £6m, the hospice needs to raise a staggering£7,500 a day just to cover running costs, providing incredible care for patients and their families.

Run by Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices, introduction sessions will be at the Broadway Theatre, on Friday, June 24 (7-9pm) and Saturday, June 25, (10am-noon).Absolutely no previous experience is needed, just a willingness to get stuck in!

Will Prideaux – Director of Sing for Life - says “singing is such a life-affirming activity, and to come together for such a fantastic cause creates a real buzz. It doesn’t matter if your previous singing experience has only been in the bath, come along and have a go! We’ve got a fantastic team of professional vocal coaches and mentors who will have you feeling confident in no time!”

Jo Marriott, Senior Hospice Fundraiser at Thorpe Hall says “We’re absolutely thrilled that Sing for Life will be supporting us once again.

“This is a wonderful initiative to encourage people to try something new – 
members of Thorpe Hall staff have been involved in the past and they have enthused about the whole experience and the confidence it has given them.

“We look forward to following the progress of the project and to working together to fundraise for Thorpe Hall.”

In previous years, the project has been inundated with singers, many of whom have gone on to join Peterborough Voices choir and never looked back! Since 2011 the women have performed with musical greats including Blake, Bernie Nolan, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Black Dyke Band, the King’s Singers, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Band of the RAF Regiment, not to mention touring to Italy, where they sang mass in Siena Cathedral, and – in October – to Barcelona to compete in the Canta al Mar International Choral Competition.

For further information call 01733 425194 or email info@peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk